Pipe Band News

Congratulations to members of our pipe bands on their efforts and successes over the weekend of 8/9 June. On Saturday 8, the band performed at the British Pipe Band Championships at Grant Park, Forres. The Juvenile Band placed 4th overall and our Novice Band narrowly missed out on the prize list with 7th overall.

On Sunday 9, Merchiston Castle School was the venue for the Scottish Schools’ CCF Pipes & Drums Competition. Heriot’s were runners up to overall winners Dollar Academy in the senior band competition. In the solo events, Heriot’s pupils enjoyed great success with first prizes for Rory (S3) (intermediate piping), Jade (S3) (junior drumming) and Ga Yeon (S2) (intermediate drumming)

The full list of Heriot’s prize winners was as follows:

Junior Drumming

1st           Jade            S3

3rd           Dilan          P7


Intermediate Drumming

1st           Ga Yeon      S2

2nd          Ryan           S3


Senior Drumming

2nd          Ailsa            S6


Junior Piping

2nd          Lorne           S1


Intermediate Piping

1st           Rory              S3

2nd          Ranulph      S3


Senior Band Competition

1st           Dollar Academy A

2nd          George Heriot’s

3rd           Dollar Academy B


Other schools taking part were: Erskine Stewarts Melville, Merchiston, Fettes College and Edinburgh Academy.

On Saturday 15 June, the Development Pipe Band will be performing at Goldenacre for Sports Day.